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that threatens the lives and safety of south koreans. japanese prime minister shinzo abe and u.s. president barack obama are trying to figure out how to punish north korea. they spoke on the phone and agreed to push for additional sanctions through the united nations security council. abe told obama that the nuclear tests severely damages peace and security not only in northeast asia but around the globe. he said he wants officials in both administrations to work together to bring in financial sanctions. abe cited a previous u.s. sanction as a good example. in 2005 officials at the treasury department imposed penalties on u.s. financial institutions that dealt with north korea. obama said u.s. officials too want to cooperate. he said world leaders need to agree on a firm response. north korean scientists conducted a nuclear test on tuesday in violation of previous u.n. resolutions. abe is set to visit washington later this month to meet with obama in person. >>> obama's new secretary of state gave world leaders a push of his own. john kerry said they need to show they are serious about cont
, american airlines and u.s. airways have announced they will join forces to create the world's largest airline. the new carrier will keep the name american airlines. it will be run by the u.s. airways ceo of the parker while american airlines ceo tom horton will become chairman. this deal has been in the works since august when creditors forced american airlines to consider a merger. the merger of american and u.s. airways will be slight bit bigger than united airlines. >> the current cruise ship that has been without power since a fire at its engine room is expected to report today and will will alabama. the cut will triumph is being towed from where it broke down in the gulf of mexico. more than four dozen people on board. carvel cruise lines says it is canceling another 12 voyages for the disabled ship. the cruises aboard the triumph were taken to placto take placem february 21st of their april 13th. passengers will be fully refunded at get discounts on future cruises. a future cruise probably would not sound so good at this point. >> expect more stories to come to light once they g
bars >> a huge merger takes off. american airlines and u.s. airways prepared to create the world's largest airline clerks are you ready for this it's one of the new ingredients on the new beyonce sandwich "good morning washington at 5:00 begins now. >> >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> i'm not sure where we were going with that story. it's thursday, february 14. i am cynne simpson. >> i am scott thuman. it's valentine's day. scott and cynne forever, i like to call it. >> that is so sweet. >> it's a great day for friends or more than friends. snow lovers are not as happy today. not much accumulation in d.c. a few spots got around an inch. germantown at about an inch. gaithersburg, just shy of an inch. chantilly had about a quarter of an inch. the road could be a little slippery and elevated areas. otherwise just wet. 35 degrees in d.c. and 34 at dulles 36 in martinsburg and 30 in manassas. the forecast will bring up your mood. lots of sunshine, temperatures in the upper 40's, almost 50 this afternoon. a big cooldown in the seven-day forecast. w
approaching vasco road. mass transit on time. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> american airlines and u.s. airways just announced plans for a merger. the $11 billion deal will create the largest airline in the world. it will combine the american look and old name with american in bankruptcy, up to a federal judge to decide if the deal will be a good one for its creditors. if the deal flies, the world's four biggest airlines would control nearly 70% of all air traffic. experts say ticket prices could take off as a result. >> even though people say that, you know, this particular merger of u.s. airways and american articles isn't going to raise ticket prices, i don't believe that one bit. >> the two airlines have been in negotiations since august. >>> this morning, passengers being towed to port on that disabled cruise ship are counting the hours until they finally arrive back on solid ground. the carnival triumph is being tugged across the gulf of mexico. live pictures, this is off mobile, alabama where i'm sure people can't wait to get off that ship.
a handful of clients. >> facebook and the bank says nothing about its process was illegal. >> u.s. airways and american airlines seal the $11 billion deal to create the world's largest airline. the new carrier will keep the american airlines name. it will run by u.s. airways ceo of douglas parker. while american airlines ceo tom horton will become chairman. the deal has been in the works and all the creditors forced american airlines to consider a merger. the merger of american u.s. airways will be slightly bigger the united airlines and it reduces the number of major u.s. airlines to 4. >> this year, gross cost of launching a cookie finder app to help connect scout cookie mongering customers. the app allows users to find out when and where a local group is having a sale, and then create calendars marking down upcoming cookie sales. >> if there are no both sales nearby, users can enter the contact information and ask to be contacted by their local scout with further details. >> users can share their findings with friends of facebook followers on twitter. >> still ahead explosive devices in
information regarding u.s. consulate attack in benghazi. some say after next week's recess, though, hagel will be ultimately confirmed. >>> during a live streaming google hangout chat thursday president obama defended his administration's use of drones in the war on terror insisting everything the government has done is legal. he did admit the public should know more about how that program works. >> what i think is absolutely true is that it is not sufficient for citizens to just take my word for it that we're doing the right thing. >> a classified memo recently revealed u.s. citizens suspected of terrorism have been targets of drone attacks and strikes. when asked if the u.s. could target americans on american soil, the president said no. >>> olympian oscar pistorius is behind bars. he's accused of shooting his model girlfriend, reeva steenkamp inside his home, a crime prosecutors said was premeditat premeditated. he walked into court with his head bowed and broke down in tears. they have given few details other than she died of multiple gunshot wounds. earlier reports speculated she mig
and u.s. airways are announcing an $11 billion merger this morning. it will create the world's largest airline. sharyl attkisson is at reagan national airport just outside of washington. sharyl, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, this is the seventh merger since 2005 in an industry that faces stiff competition and rising fuel prices. few may be paying more for your tickets. the new airline will take the american airlines name helping to boost a company that's been in bankruptcy for more than a year. american has struggled to compete in recent years as its rivals have grown. the marriage between number three american and number four u.s. airways will create the world's largest carrier, bigger than united which merged with continental in 2010 and delta, which merged with northwest in 2008. american's ceo tom horton told "cbs this morning" travel editor peter greenberg last month that merging was the only way to prevent collapse. >> you've got to move fast in this business and time for our companies to start looking forward. >> reporter: four airlines will c
- bodied athletes in the london olympics. >>> the deal is done. american airlines and u.s. airways just announced an $11 billion merger. it would create the world's largest airline. susan mcginnis looks at what this could mean for passengers. >>> reporter: american airs and u.s. airways are joining forces to form the biggest airline in the world. >> our best goal going forward is to make it the biggest strongest airline in the country and i suppose that's about to happen. >> reporter: the combined carrier will have american airlines' new look and its old name ranking ahead of united which joined continental in 2010 and delta which absorbed northwest airlines in 2008. >> the only way to survive at least some of the airlines believe is to merge together, grow and then don't overlap as much. >> reporter: with american in bankruptcy it will be up to a federal judge to decide if the deal will be a good one for its creditors. >> american if it had not done some sort of merger would have been inferior to its bigger competitors in terms of its net worth. >>
on the u.s. consulate in benghazi last september 11th. >>> well, it may be appropriate timing on this valentine's day. a major corporate marriage made official. american airlines and usairways are now one giant airline. the largest in all the world. it's a deal designed to pull american out of bankruptcy and make it better able to compete in the big leagues. but what does it mean for all us air travelers? our report tonight from nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: since 1934, american airlines has been a corporate icon. helping to build new york's laguardia airport, hiring the first female airline pilot, the first electronic tickets. ♪ something special in the air >> reporter: but after years of struggle, it surrendered to bankruptcy protection in late 2011. today, a lifeline in the form of an $11 billion merger with usairways. >> we will once again be an industry leader, worthy of the name american airlines. america's flag carrier. >> reporter: if approved, the deal would make american the world's largest airline. but after so many mergers in recent years, only four airlines,
. >>> including that merger, american airlines and u.s. airways announces a massive merger to become the world's biggest airline. it will affect everyone who flies. >>> and we're going to have the latest on the bumpy ride for chuck hagel on capitol hill, as key senators delay the confirmation vote on his nomination of defense secretary. there's been heated hears on whether or not to approve him. >>> and jenny mccarthy defending her cousin, melissa mccarthy, on the critic who savaged melissa on his review of "identity thief." >> coming down on the worst kind of commentary. >> that's coming up. >>> let's get to the breaking news out of south africa. the double-amputee sprinter, oscar pistorius, who captured so many hearts at the london olympics has been charged with murdering his model girlfriend. she was shot four times with his gun in his home. and abc's lama hasan has the latest. good morning, lama. >> good morning to you, george. oscar pistorius is appearing in a south african court right now, being charged with the murder of his girlfriend. police confirms there's no reports of false entry
listening towards land is expected to reach -- limping towards land is expected to reach the u.s. shore in an hour and a half. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. it's the end to a nightmare vacation for thousands of passengers on board talk nothing power, no working bathrooms for many. >> the horrible heat and smell forced some passengers to sleep outside on the top deck. fox 5's will thomas is following the story for us. >> the cruise ship is pulling up to the dock right now and for the 4,200 passengers and crew aboard they cannot get off that ship soon enough. let's take another live shot of the cruise ship. it's already been cleared by customs, so we expect to see the first passengers walk off within 30 minutes of being tied up. it's been a long agonizing five days adrift in the gulf of mexico. here's more. >> our best estimate right now, once the ship ties up we estimate that it will take four to five hours to complete debarking of all the guests off the ship. >> a nightmare on the water and another one just to get off. passenger as board the crippl
those spending cuts from going into effect because gdp wouldn't take a hit. that means growth in the u.s. couldn't take a hit. as far as what else is propelling stocks higher, mergers and acquisitions going on, media, even in the office services area, office depot, office max, possibly talking about a tie-up themselves. that is certainly giving some momentum to stocks and giving investors a little bit of oo mph to buy into the stock. who knows if it will stick. >> alison, thank you. >> sure. >>> thank you for keeping me company here at cnn as i was in for brooke baldwin. i want to take you to "the situation room" with wolf blitzer because he starts right now. and let's take a look at the "closing bell." you heard alison kosik say we're not going to hit the 14,164 today but we there is a lot going on in washington with the sequester and we have to hope that we are going to be seeing these kinds of numbers, wolf. we certainly hope it for a long time. but depending on what -- depending on what washington does, we'll have to see if it sticks. wolf blitzer? >>> thanks very much. happening now
a pair of similar bank robberies today in two cities. first happened at 10:30 a.m. this morning at u.s. bank. the second happened 45 minutes later in santa rosa at a u.s. bank. in both case as man with a goatee handed the teller a note. the suspect matches the description for another robbery two weeks ago at a chase bank. >>> the golden state warriors are revising their proposal for a new arena. in the first one, part of the arena sticks out over the peers which doesn't leave enough room for a cruise ship. now they are including a birth in hopes of gaining backing. >> when the merger between american airlines and u.s. airways is completed it will mean that 4 carriers will control 34ths of the service -- 34ths of the -- 3/4 of the services. ktvu's top v has more. -- tom vacar has more. >> we will be building a future that all of us can, you know, can prosper from. >> it will have something else. >> american will have a monopoly on every route they fly. >> reporter: he says -- >> we are definitely going to be looking at higher fairs. >> i hope they don't go up. >> i think more competitio
claiming his death proves they were absolutely justified in passing legislation banning u.s. nationals from adopting any more russian children. they did that at the end of last year. partly in response to u.s. legislation, targeting russian human rights abusers. but also because of concerns held for a long time here by russian officials who say they are worried about the way russian orphans are treated in the united states. supporters of the adoption ban claim since the 1990s 19 other russian children have died after being adopted by americans. the russian government says it is very concerned about the welfare of russian orphans and says 60,000 have are been adopted over the last 20 years. the adoption ban is one of the key reasons why relations between the united states and russia are the worst that they have been in a long time. a line of politicians here and officials have responded to the death of this 3-year-old boy by effectively saying, we told you so. phil black, cnn, russia. >>> european scandal over mislabeled meat keeps getting big der. details of the latest recall foods where tr
administration responds to calls to offer up more details about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >>> leon panetta minced few words but what is most likely the last press briefing on the job. with the threat of a march 1st sequester looming, he lashed out at congress. he thinks they could be crippling with price cuts. >> oftentimes i feel luke i don't have a full partnership with my former colleagues on the hill in trying to do what's right for this country. we need to find solutions. we can't just sit here and. [ beep ] we can't just sit here and complain. we can't just sit here and blame others. we can't just sit here and point fen finger at each other. we have to solve problems that we're facing. this country is facing real threats in the world. we can't do this alone. we've got to do this with a full partnership of the congress in both houses of the congress. >> that's the way to go out with a beep on your last press conference. >>> republican members of congress from paul ryan to roy blunt predicted the sequester will not ab voided. >>> now an update on that crip
in recent years, only four airlines, american, delta, united and southwest, would be left with 70% of the u.s. market. while airfares haven't risen much in recent years, experts worn, less competition could ultimately drive up prices. >> if you're looking out over the next three or four years of your vacation plans you'll average between 5 and 10% increases year over year once you hit 2014. >> concerned about the overall number of flights available, the cost of those flights. >> more and more mergers, prices are worse, choices are less. doesn't add up. >> reporter: for now, both usairways and american will continue to fly independently. passengers will fly the airline on which they're booked. and until the merger is complete, the frequent flier programs will remain separate. ultimately, a combined frequent flyer program could include tens of millions of people with more destinations to choose from, but all competing for that upgrade or the free trip. tom costello, nbc news, washington. >>> there is news tonight from the world of science. and this could be a day that lasts in medical history.
this morning, a mega merger between american airlines and u.s. airways could be formally announced today. the boards of both companies met yesterday and reportedly finalized this deal. federal approval is still needed. the new airline would be the largest in the world with a market value of about $10 billion. talk about a monopoly. many analysts predict the merger will result in higher fares because of reduced competition. >> it's a huge business story but it will have an effect on the consumer. >> so did you feel that breeze? a boxer has been suspended for allegedly taking a dive 13 seconds -- 13 seconds -- into a fight against former nfl defensive end ray edwards. check this out. the phantom upper cut misses him by a foot. the guys sells it, literal knocking himself off his own feet. they say he was a last-minute replacement for a couple no-show boxers. north dakota fight governing body are reviewing the bout. that's probably a good idea. >> doesn't take long to review that. pretty obvious. >>> ten minutes past the hour. the end may be near for what some are calling the cruise from hel
. a nightmare scenario for the u.s. the united nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting, though no one really knows. a u.n. commission called for war crimes investigations of both sides. assad's government, which has sought to crush the rebellion, and the rebels, who are seen as warlords, gangsters, and religious fanatics who regularly post videos of beheadings and other atrocities on youtube. damascus is quiet. no one really walking around. 5 million people hunkered down as the terrible war that's tearing their country apart has arrived here. in fierce battles raging in the city's suburbs. syria's many minorities live in terror of jihadist takeover of their country. before we came here, we visited christian refugees from syria who fled to beirut. they said they were forced out of their villages by muslim fundamentalists, ethnically cleansed. they supported the rebellion at first, but not now. they lost their homes, their communities, their way of life. we lived free as christians, this man tells us, putting up christmas trees and decorations. but now we
attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi this past september. today, congress start as ten- day recess. >> i think that during the break, it's sufficient time to get any additional questions answered. i will vote in favor of this on the day we get back. >> reporter: and leon panetta still has to go to work for at least another week. he was set to retire. we'll hear from him when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> 7:15. some members of congress are starting to roll out their plans to avoid automatic budget cuts scheduled for the first of flex month. democrats -- next month. democrats of the house and senate have unveiled plans to close the budget gap. that would include $55 billion in new revenue from the wealthiest americans and biggest corporations. it also cuts more than $27 million from military spending and the same amount from farm subsidies. republicans say they will not act on any budget measures until the senate approves a budget plan. >>> today, the white house is expected to pass a bill that would extend a pay freeze for federal workers for
in 50 adults overseas and could be available in the u.s. later this year. they're calling it the bionic eye. that's amazing. >> it is amazing. >> that is one field where some really fantastic strides are being made in terms of vision repair, vision restoration. still a long way to go, depending on the disease, but they're really making great strides. >> it's hard to imagine living and doing without sight. but so many people do it well. but it would be nice to make advances. >> yeah. >> what's going on out there today? >> a lot of weather to talk about. action packed day and weekend here potentially. let's get right to it. this morning looks fine. no issues with the morning commute. just on the cold side with some sunshine. 37 now at reagan national. 32 boston. 30 columbus. we're going to warm up into the low 50s today. don't be fooled. when you get a one-day warmup and cold air behind the frontal system arriving later this afternoon and tonight. morning satellite and radar looks fine. nice and quiet at the moment. partly sunny here for the next couple of hours, then the clouds will roll
important as the u.s. supreme court prepares to hear landmark marriage equality cases next month. >> this morning, starting at 8:00, santa clara control will use aerial spraying to stop vicious biting mosquitoes from hatching. a helicopter is scheduled to begin spraying 700 acres of marsh in a national wildlife refuge including two marshes, and they say the spraying will last four hours and usually reduces the population of the mosquitoes in the south bay area by 90 percent, a big portion. >> 5:08. for the guys who forgot the valentine's day, how is the weather? >> you have to do it, foggy or not. >> no drugstore perfume? >> what? what? back to the drawing board. fog is the story this morning. sunshine this afternoon and you cannot say, wait, i give you valentine's day, it does not work. i can, maybe. no, kidding. here you go, the offshore wind is developing as high pressure is developing over our inland neighborhood and because of that it has trapped the moisture in the lowest layers at 700' is all depth we have. it will fade quickly when the sun comes up and we have total sunsh
is currently in bankruptcy and the u.s. department of transportation. so martha, this could take a year or longer before everything is finalized. martha: it is a big deal, a lot of paperwork to get through making that happen. so what does it mean for air travelers, casey? >> reporter: welling, of course that is the big question everyone wants the answer to. right now american does not have a very strong presence on the east coast and us airways does with hubs in cities like philadelphia and charlotte, for example. so this will translate into more options for the flying public in that part of the country. the bad news is that avery ages experts -- aviation ex-percent say this will ex-percent say this will mean hi7nlq [ male announcer ] how do you make america's favorite recipes? just begin with america's favorite soups. bring out chicken broccoli alfredo. or best-ever meatloaf. go to campbellskitchen.com for recipes, plus a valuable coupon. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. plus a valuable coupon. music: "make someone happy" music: "make someone happy" ♪it's so important to ma
reviewing what the review board said, which is that quite to the contrary, the safe evacuation of all u.s. government personnel from benghazi 12 hours after the initial attack and squintly to ramstein air force base in germany was the result of exceptional u.s. government coordination and military response and helped save the lives of two severely wounded americans. here is the president. >> it is great to be in georgia. great to be in decatur. you know, i can't imagine a more romantic way to spend valentine's day than with all of you, with all the press here, and actually michelle says hello. she made me promise to get back in time for our date tonight. that's important. that's important. i have already got a gift. i got the flowers. i was telling folks the flowers are a little easier, though, because i got this rose garden. a lot of people keeping flowers around. i want to -- i want to acknowledge a few people that are here. first of all, congressman hank johnson is here. your mayor logic baskette is here. another mayor you may know, kasim reid, snuck in here. i want to acknowledge the
this document to be filed in the u.s. attorney in washington d.c. and it has to do with the allegation over misuse of campaign funds. the investigation also takes in his wife sandy in chicago who served as his campaign manager. >> lynn sweet, thank you very much. much more coming up. also, we'll hear from the president in chicago. i'm brooke baldwin. listen to jim acosta in for wolf in washington. hey, jim. >>> thanks, brooke. happening now, look up in the sky. a fireball and a shocking reminder that planet earth is spinning around in a very unpredictable neighborhood. back on dry land and already heading to court, we have details of the first lawsuit filed by a passenger who says the cruise line's negligence turned their vacation into a nightmare. >>> and the "blade runner" goes to court and cries uncontrollably. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm jim acosta. you're in the situation room. we are starting in chicago where right now president obama's about to take the stage to talk about two of the top priorities from his state of the union speech, jobs and guns. we expect him to connect the nee
refineries in the u-s. environmentalists want president obama to reject permits to build the pipeline. they say the oil is heavy with carbon blamed for climate change. there will also be a gathering in san francisco, in solidarity with the rally in washington d.c. that's at one market street, and it begins at one o'clock this afternoon. >> in russia, a small army of workers are repairing thousands of windows that shattered from an exploding meteor's shockwave. that explosion happened friday in the ural mountains. it was equivalent to several atomic bombs and caused about 33 million dollars in damage. 12-hundred people were injured. crews are working in the cold weather to cover windows and gather clothes and food. and coming up in about 30 minutes, we'll talk to an astronomer from the chabot space and science center for two others that happened all >> the white house has drafted a new bill on immigration reform. a live look out decided this is san francisco. little did shaking out to be another nice day. will we back. at embassy suites, you get more delicious moreness every morning wi
's largest airline as u.s. airlines and america joins forces. tom covers aviation for us, good morning. >> hi. natalie. this is an $11 billion deal and he helps american airlines emerge from chapter 11. 95,000 employees, 637 daily flights. what does it mean for travelers? previous airline mergers often led to higher ticket prices, watch for that. these two carriers expected to operate separately or longer. existing tickets honored and frequent flyer programs for now will replay in separate and this deal will require justice department approval and that could take some time. natalie. >> thank you. >>> the president has declared a state of disaster in southern mississippi after a powerful tornado ripped through hattiesburg earlier this week. officials estimated it could take tens of millions of dollars to repair the destruction left in the twister's path and severely damaged a college campus and hundreds of homes. >>> good news for the economy. fewer americans are on the way to foreclosure. the number of homes being are repossessed dropped 28% january of 2012 and january of this year and meanti
in the u.s.? a new reports spells out how the computer hacking is being carried out. the story is coming up. mer. when they tell you that you need your oil changed you got to bring it in. if your tires need to be rotated, you have to get that done as well. jackie, tell me why somebody should bring they're car here to the ford dealership for service instead of any one of those other places out there. they are going to take care of my car because this is where it came from. price is right no problem, they make you feel like you're a family. get a synthetic blend oil change, tire rotation and much more, $29.95 after $10.00 rebate. if you take care of your car your car will take care of you. >>> 19 minutes past the hour. time to check our top stories. colorado's democratically controlled house approves four gun bills, all in one day. they limit magazine sizes, prohibit concealed weapons on college campuses, stadiums and arenas and require background checks for all private gun purchasers. republicans in the nra oppose the bills which now head to the democratically controlled senate. >>> the mete
people are on board the boat. american airlines and u.s. airlines make their merger official. it will be announced they will keep the american airlines named bill will be run by the ceo of u.s. airlines. >> now weather and traffic together on the 1's. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. a handful of accidents out there. some slick spots to watch for. we have two left lanes closed on 895. another problem on westbound 100 near telegraph. watch for a crash near ritchie highway. there could be delays on pulaski highway near edgewood. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. some slipping and sliding it does not surprise me. we have dipped below freezing. 30 in cockeysville. keep that in mind when you drop the kids off this morning. partly to mostly sunny this afternoon with a high temperature near 45. >> 32 degrees at the airport. valentine's day is here. >> charm city is a good place to singles.inglr >> a merger deal could mean international mergers could take off next. off next. >> welcome back. 5:15. safely above freezing in the ci
directly. why the communist nation hacked u.s. companies and what they might have stolen in the process. we'll have that for you. bill: charles krauthamer says it is the biggest nonstory with the kardashian wedding but the white house press corps is disagreeing. presidential round of golf has journalists crying four. that is old picture of them in the oval office. bill: pentagon cuts set to kick in next couple days if no deal is reached by congress. a new plan is being offered. it is breaking whom and it is by whom that makes it significant. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. music: "make someone happy" music: "make someone happy" ♪it's so important to make meone happy.♪.♪it's so e ♪make just one heart to heart you - you sing to♪ ♪one smile that cheers you ♪one face that lights when it nears you.♪ ♪and you will be happy too. martha: investigators now know what caused a power loss that crippled the carnival cruise ship and left 4,000 people stranded on board for five days which is well-
as a community organizer. he would become a state legislator and u.s. senator. the connection is great. he still has a home here. the 15-year-old hadiya pendleton was killed a mile from where his job is. the connection is very real for him. the gun violence rate is one of the highest in the country. the poverty rate in the south side of chicago where he will be speaking today, where he was once a community organizer, one of the highest in the country. we've been here a couple of days, talking to community organizers. they say the need has never been greater. so when the president comes here, politically the main thing is to give his message from the state of the union and put it on the ground where the people are and where the situations require it and, of course, south side of chicago is a place where urban violence is very much a foot. however, there's going to be the looming question, are you just giving your speech or are you going to make good on the promises here where you call home? a lot of people are so happy to see the president but they will be even more happy if these words turn into
on the u.s. embassy in benghazi, libya last september. the vote to move forward with hage;s nomination fell just short of the needed 60 votes to break a filibuster and head to an actual vote. president obama use the social media site google + hangout to express his frustration. >> >> senate majority whip burkdick durbim office says the senate will take up another vote to move forward on hagel confirmation on tuesday, february 26th. senator john mccain says expect him to be confirmed. >> the federal aviation minister is and is looking for sites to test fly drones. the plan to create six drone test sites around the country. the goal is to allow widespread use of unmanned aircraft by 2015, but the faa is well behind on that deadline. not everyone is in favor of increasing the number of drones in the sky. privacy advocates worry that the widespread drone usually to subsurveillance society in which the public is constantly monitored. >> we will soon know more about what happened in a sealed hearing concerning this chandra levy murder case. she was the washington internal gained national attentio
had good news for the airlines. american airlines and u.s. airways have announced that they will join forces to create the world's largest airline. the new carrier will keep the american airlines named. it will be random by u.s. airways ceo of dell the parkedoug parker, while american airline ceo tom horton will become chairman. this deal has been the work since august when creditors forced american airlines to consider a merger. >> the time now is 7:12 a.m.. we will take a quick break. here is a shot from our mount tam. >> >> happy valentine's day. thank you for waking up with kron 4. now >> it is a foggy start for some of us. the visibility is down for some of us. visibility is have a mile for mountain view. it is 10 mi. for just about everyone else. uses certainly drive with extra caution. we are still above the freezing mark. santa rosa is waking up to 35 degrees is currently 42 and that's-this is the perfect time to be outside to enjoy a picnic. check out the north bay santa rosa may see some 70's perry ed they will start to spread as we head into the afternoon pripet the majorit
. >>> the president of the u.s. chamber of commerce is urging congress to raise the federal gasoline tax to pay for rebuilding roads and bridges across the country. chamber of commerce president tom donahue made the suggestion at a house hearing on how to fund the construction of new roads and businesses. in his state of the union speech, president obama proposed 50 billion in new spending on infrastructure projects. but few lawmakers support the idea of increasing the gas tax. i just got a funny thought. i don't think many drivers would like that. >> no. >>> 7:07. by the way, happy valentine's day. >> you, too. >> that leads us right to sal. you know what's happening on the roads. >> reporter: we look pretty good. the traffic is moderately avenue in some areas. let's take a look at what we have now with the bay bridge. a little bit of fog. steve and i have been talking about the fog all morning long. it looks like it's a little bit foggier than it was a minute ago. backed up for about a 20-minute delay. also this morning, we're looking at the commute here. if you are driving on 880 northbound
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japan but they will confirm its tsunami debris. last year, the u.s. military boat recovered a japanese buoy off the big island of hawaii. >>> moving to other news, american airlines and us airways making it official this valentine's day. yes, they are getting married. a merger scott mcgrew says doesn't have a whole lot of romance. >> good morning. the strange thing about this new marriage is executives at american didn't want it. us airways has been trying to find a partner for quite some time and it found one in american. although the new airline will be called american, it's really us airways. the smaller company taking over the bigger company. us airways is generally not the favorite of travelers or travel riders. one airline executive went so far as to call us airways the ugly person that nobody wanted to marry. he's since apologized. what does all this mean to you and you? frequent flyer miles are not affected, at least for now. it will be a couple of years before they do that. if you have tickets for both, you can't combine miles together, at least not yet. the actual tickets and
may have robbed three banks, two in less than an hour. police say a man walked into the u.s. bank branch inside the safe s way on commerce boulevard yesterday and demanded money from the teller and left. 45 minutes later a man robbed a bank at safeway and the suspect acted if he was amended but never showed a weapon. witnesses description match add suspect from a hold up at a chase bank two weeks ago, hispanic, between 5' 4" and 5' 6" with bleached hair. there is a $25,000 reward if capture. >> be prepared for delays if you travel through san francisco international airport starting tonight. one of the two runways used for arrivals at sfo will be closed for federal safety upgrades. the closure starts tonight at 10:00 and lasts until 8:00 a.m. on monday morning. the 60 flights an hour are reduced to 30 during the upgrade work. >> time for a check on our weather forecast the day after valentine's day. hope your relationship survived. >> i am sure everyone is okay. we will talk about yours during the break. >> i am good. >> mike? you are sitting down and i am standing up, main my bad
attack at the u.s. consulate in ben ghazi, libya. they want that before they will confirm hagel. the next vote is likely to happen on february 25th. that's when congress returns from a resist. >>> prince george's county got a boost in its ever to have the fbi move its headquartered to green belt. metto says it has about 88 acres that could benefit from a federal agency locating there. no firm decision has been made about moving the fbi anywhere just yesterday. leaders in d.c. and virginia say they're putting proposals together. they wanted new fbi headquarters too. >>> a really nice day out there today, doug. i think we'll have more tomorrow, but look at that sunset. beautiful. this has been about as good as it gets. that's not going to be the case over the next 24 hours or so. article hyattsville, this is where you're going to be seeing temperatures falling down. tomorrow morning looking okay. tomorrow night, a different story. we'll talk about it coming up. >>> part of downtown silver spring could be getting a major facelith. a massive overhaul could transform the area into a bustling u
for the defense industry? >> it's already terrible -- it's not just the defense industry, it's the u.s. economy which has contracted because of the anticipated loss of defense in aerospace jobs. leon panetta was confirmed 100-0. let me repeat that. 100-0. and he actually has a copy of the congressional record signed by 100 senators. i told him he ought to sell it on ebay and get rich. this hasn't happened in years, and it sure isn't going to happen with chuck hagel whom we can discuss. but the whole idea that in this reckless fashion, congress is not stopping this move to sequester of the defense or the nondefense budget just boggles my mind. i haven't been there in two years, but the people who are there are shaking their heads. let me say this. i was in munich recently for the security conference, my 11th time with john mccain, lindsey graham and a on the of others. the europeans who have economic structural problems are trying to increase their defense capability and shaking their heads at us and looking at the fact that we don't have serious problems, but we're manufacturing these economic
military honor. keating, afghanistan, 2009, oo 200 u.s. soldiers against nearly 400 call ban. enemy fire from every direction. three u.s. soldiers killed in the first hour. >> they held out as long as they could but the overwhelming fire made it impossible to do anything but sit there and take it. >> staff sergeant clinton romesha took out an enemy machine squad before grenade shrapnel blasted his hip, arm and neck. but he kept on fighting. >> i knew i had been hit but i could still walk and talk and run. i was good to go. >> thinking victory was theirs, the taliban fighters entered the out post. >> they think we're all dead. all right, guys, let's get them for this and let's show them we're still here and still kicking. >> eight u.s. soldiers were killed and romesha led the firefight to drive the taliban out and get the bodice of his american comrades. >> you won't beat down that spirit that we will win. we were going to win that battle. >> this week, president obama awarded romesha the medal of honor. >> this is our nation's highest military declaration. it reflects the gratitude of ou
, american, u.s. airways now the world's biggest airline. what it means for ticket prices. >>> and top dog. >> the affenpinscher. banana joe. >> the little black pooch packing up his best in show ribbon and a bag of chew toys and heading to wall street. >> joey, banana joe. >> banana joe ringing the opening bell live this hour. "newsro "newsroom" starts now. good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. we start with a shocking valentine's day tragedy, the world renowned olympian oscar pistorius has been charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend. his girlfriend model reeva steenkamp only 29 years old found dead at pistorius' home. joining us now is robyn curnow, in south africa. what is the latest, robyn? >> hi there. this much we know. oscar pistorious will be formally charged with murder on friday morning, tomorrow, south african time. he's going to spend the night in jail here after quite a tranlgic set of events today. what do we know, is that his girlfriend was shot dead, initial ll lly reports suggeste had mistaken her for being an intruder. the poli
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